Man who opened fire on unmarked police car in Neasden pumped out 14 shots from a SUBMACHINE gun
PUBLISHED: 14:24 27 October 2015 | UPDATED: 14:41 27 October 2015
A man who opened fire at an unmarked police car in Neasden pumped out 14 shots from a SUBMACHINE gun it has been revealed today.
Three plain clothes officers escaped injury when the gunman shot at the vehicle in Mitchell Way on St Raphael’s Estate on Saturday at 12.25am.
Today the Met have revealed the gunman fired a total of 14 shots from a submachine gun with two hitting the car and the remaining damaging street furniture and signs in the area.
One of the officers was sitting in the car when the shots hit the vehicle’s windscreen and grill.
The other two were nearby carrying out enquires.
The hunt is on to find the suspect who is believed to be a black man in his late teens or early 20s, of slim build and wearing dark clothing.
Police are keen to speak to two cyclists who were seen riding in Mitchell Way in the direction of Wrights Place at the time of the shooing.
Detectives believe they could be witnesses who hold vital information
Detective Inspector Glenn Butler, from the Met’s Trident and Area Crime Command, is investigating the shooting, said: “I would ask anyone who was in the area of Mitchell Way in the early hours of Saturday, 24 October and saw or heard anything which may assist our investigation to get in contact with the police.
“Enquiries still continue to establish who was the intended target of this firearm discharge but whatever the motive, the actions of this person or persons shows a blatant disregard as anyone could have been injured.
“You can call officers in the strictest of confidence or report anything anonymously to Crimestoppers.”
Superintendent Nigel Quantrell from Brent Police added: “This incident once again highlights the dangers police officers face as they go about their business of keeping London safe.
“Trident continues to investigate the circumstances but, on the face of it, this appears to have been a random firearm discharge. Thankfully, these sorts of incidents are incredibly rare but I would urge the community to provide any information which could assist catching whoever is responsible.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Trident on 0208 358 0711 or call Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.